|1 package of Bratwurst sausage||$2.99|
|1 onion (use only 1/2 cup)||$.99|
|1 head garlic (use only 3-4 cloves)||$.50|
|1 small head of broccoli||$1.29|
|shredded cheese, Italian or Cheddar blend||$1.99|
|shells or macaroni pasta||$.99|
|Total Cost = $8.75|
Melt about 2 Tbsp. of butter in a large saucepan on medium low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until just softened (a few minutes). Add 1/4 cup of flour and brown until golden and well mixed. Add 1/2 cup milk and stir constantly, making a sauce. Add cheese and continue stirring. You may want to add more milk, a little at a time, to reach the proper consistency. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper and thyme to taste. Add sausage into sauce to heat through, stirring often to avoid sticking.
When the water comes to a boil (which may happen while you are making the cheese sauce), add 1/2 package of pasta (8 oz.) and the broccoli. Cook pasta according to package directions (about 8 minutes) and drain. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more milk and stir smooth. Mix pasta and sauce together in a big bowl or serve individually.
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WoooHooo! This was good! I made it twice, once with some leftover ham that I chopped up (my husband's idea). We need more of these recipes. What a great idea....Thank You
This was an outstanding dish! It was very nice to cook something different and fun. My four year old son and my husband loved it as well. Thank you!
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